Who We Are

COVID-19 Mission Statement

Key Signature Entertainment has implemented Event Safety Guidelines based on the Count on me NC General Best Practices Training Course that our team completed, along with observing up to date CDC guidelines. We understand that the live event industry is being greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is our hope that our community can come together to overcome these challenges. In the meantime, we have transitioned to supporting the needs of event professionals through in-person, hybrid and virtual live music options. Through collaboration, Key Signature has partnered with other event professionals to add dynamic entertainment options to support our KSE family and meet the needs of human connection through music.

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Who We Are

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Key Signature Entertainment has always been a company that has supported diversity & inclusion since Day One. Not by looking at a person’s skin color, age or gender, but by their qualifications and commitment to the KSE culture. As we continue to grow, we will hold true to the principles of integrity and honesty that can be found in all backgrounds. 

Company Profile

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 600 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events safely, effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include research, vetting, concert production, and band booking for live, hybrid and virtual events. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a safe and fun live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music.” We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented, professional and up-to-date on event safety guidelines, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the “how to book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

Meet the Team:

Brandon R. Crumpton

President/Talent Buyer

Brandon Crumpton is the kind of person that starts every day with a cup of decaffeinated coffee.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his cat, and being freakishly good at connect 4. Despite his quirks, Brandon is a very skilled businessman, and has been the owner and president of Key Signature Entertainment since June of 2009.  He’s always thinking ahead to find the next big move for Key Signature. This may involve distracting his employees with obscure ideas such as squirrels making coffee, but other times, he’s thinking of new ways to make operations more efficient and productive.

Brandon is a simple person, who enjoys good music, sports, and bourbon. On the occasional weekend, when he doesn’t have an event to attend or an HBO show to binge watch, you can spot Brandon and his lovely wife, Rosy, at the local Seaboard in Matthews.

Over the years, Brandon has made an impression on the people he does business with.  He’s creative yet logical, and he’s always honest – even when the truth isn’t exactly what someone wants to hear.  Due to his respectable qualities, he has made the name, Key Signature Entertainment, a recognizable brand across the growing Charlotte region.  

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Mikayla S. Mendels

Director of Events/Talent Buyer

Mikayla Mendels is the spread sheet queen of the office. She has the ability to think of all of the things you haven’t thought of or just flat out forgot. Mikayla is still learning how to cut fruit and has a weird way of letting you know its 10 minutes ’til the next hour. She is an amazing baker /pickle maker and will probably own a boutique bakery with live music in it one day. Mikayla has an interest in shoe fashion, but does not particularly care to wear them. She’s dependable, punctual, and knows exactly what she wants out of life.

Mikayla is easily recognizable by the blue tint in her hair and leaves a trail of blue evidence everywhere she goes in the office. Her perfect day would somehow consist of yoga, beer or wine, and furry creatures running around her. She’d probably add eating a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon on top.

Mikayla has been with Key Signature since May 2017 and is an integral part of our continued success. She enjoys brainstorming and coming up with creative ways to make our customers and musicians’ jobs easier.  Mikayla is usually the voice of reason in the office and keeps everyone grounded and honest. It is her true character that has gained the trust and respect of the event and music industry.

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Tius E. Ragan-Johnson

Director of Operations/Talent Buyer

Tius Ragan-Johnson is the newest member to the Key Signature family. He is an aspiring guitar player and hopes to one day be a full-time working musician. The first thing you’ll probably notice about Tius is his hair followed by his genuine demeanor and personality. You will also notice that he dresses like he owns a motorcycle, but steps proudly out of his compact car. Tius will be the most honest person you’ll ever meet. It’s almost like he can’t stop telling the truth even when you want him to stop. Its a big reason why he became such a vital part of the Key Signature Entertainment daily operations.

In addition to being an aspiring musician, Tius loves to cook, go fishing, and enjoys trying new things at restaurants. He’s the only one of us who orders eel at our favorite sushi spot. You won’t have to twist his arm for him to join you for bottomless mimosas at a brunch buffet either.

Tius is excited to be in his new role of Director of Operations and is stepping outside of his comfort zone to reach the goals he has set for himself. He has challenged himself to learn new skills and engage with new people. He uses the unknown as fuel to push forward. Tius is a thinker and has contributed some great ideas for the direction of the company. We are lucky to have him!

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Awards & Achievements:

2018 – Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority – Service Provider of the Year Award

2018 – U.S. Small Business Administration Certification

2015 – International Live Events Association – Best Public Event Over 20,000 People Award

2015 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Over $25,000 Award

2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Over $25,000 Award

2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Under $25,000 Award

2013 – International Live Events Association – Best Team Effort Award

2012 – International Live Events Association – Best Entertainment Production Under $25,000 Award

Our Affiliations:

Key Signature Entertainment is a proud member of the following organizations